“My family & I just completed an amazing swap with Tim and Sarah from London (Wimbledon). Their house was in a gorgeous, secure building and it was spacious, clean, comfortable and in the center of everything: You can visit London (15 min by train) or doing days trips for Brighton, Cambridge, Portsmouth etc... Fantastic neighborhood, a beautiful view on London and the Wimbledon tennis courts, easy to get anywhere in the city and a wonderful swimming pool at 100 meters. Tim and Sarah are very organized and they take care that everything will be perfect. Looking forward to future swaps!!!”
Tim's reviewsAs a host (2)
“One of our best swaps ever! Gorgeous house, high-quality and tastefully furnished and equipped, attractively located, very likeable and nice family - and our children loved the pool. When we came home, we found our apartment just as we left it. Tim, Sarah and their kids - highly recommended exchange partners!!”
Where is it?
Wimbledon Village is a fashionable and exclusive suburb, just 18 minutes by overground train from the very centre of London. It is home to a mix of long established local families, city professionals and a diverse mix of international financiers and business people, most with young families.
It is most famous famous for the tennis (The All England Lawn Tennis Club & Museum is a 4-minute walk from our home and we regularly rent our home out to top seeded players during the tournament) and the Wombles of Wimbledon Common (But I have lived here more than 40 years and never seen one yet).
The traditional village high street is an 8-minute walk from our front door; here you can find a great mix of designer boutiques such as Joseph and Max Mara together with more traditional (and a lot cheaper!) village shops, such as a butcher, baker and fishmonger. All in all it offers a rather upmarket version of a traditional English High Street; a great mix of boutiques, local shops for local people, pubs, bars and restaurants with young local families out for a stroll and horses trotting by.
The Village is also a great meeting place that people travel to from miles around for it's fantastic choice of traditional English pubs, trendy bars, coffee shops and restaurants offering cuisine from around the World. At the last count, there were no less than 22 places to eat and drink.
Just beyond Wimbledon Village High Street - 12-minutes walk from our home - is the wild and wonderful Wimbledon Common. With 12,000 acres of heath land and ponds, it forms the nearest countryside to London, which is just 8 miles away. To complete the rural scene, there is even a windmill. The Common is great for walks and picnics; the more active can go horse riding, cycling or play golf.
One of our nearest neighbours is the All England Lawn Tennis Club - If you like tennis, you are in for a treat!
Transport links from our home are fantastic: There are 3 tubes and a mainline station in walking distance and the centre of town is easily and quickly reached by either overground or tube.
We are also happy to car swap. Within a maximum two hour drive, you could be at Windsor Castle, Oxford, Cambridge, Kew Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon, Brighton, Chartwell, Stonehege and Bath.
Paris is just over two hours away on the Eurostar - and can be done easily as a day trip.
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